April Report and Diary Dates

Important Dates: April 28th – Members’ visit to Poundbury Garden Centre 6pm. A talk followed by discounted shopping.

May 5th – ‘Cacti and Succulents’ a talk by David Ennals. 7.30pm at the school.

May 14th – Plant Sale at the Memorial Hall, Victoria Avenue, 2pm.

June 2nd – Members’ Jubilee Picnic – details to follow.

Our April meeting was very interesting. Bob Turner gave us an excellent talk on the River Wey from its source to Weymouth harbour. He gave us a history of the river including the five working mills at Upwey, Broadwey, Nottington and two at Radipole. Two of them (Upwey and Radipole) now producing hydroelectricity. We were told about the past floods and the work done by the Environment Agency and the River Wey Society to alleviate future flooding.  It is now a healthy river.

Two of our members entered the Dorset County Spring Show held at the new Jubilee Hall in Poundbury. Mark Read did very well with his daffodils and Shaun Vallard with some pot plants.